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Linda Myers

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Corporate / Debt Finance


Linda Myers is a senior leader in Kirkland’s debt finance practice and serves on the Firm's global management committee. She focuses on debt financing transactions for private equity sponsors, alternative and direct, and public and private companies. Linda has been responsible for financings in connection with leveraged buyouts, public offerings, working capital financings/refinancings and restructurings. She has handled transactions including senior bank and subordinated financings, both secured and unsecured, that have ranged in size from several hundred million dollars to several billion dollars.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.; University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

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Linda Myers - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Commercial lending

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has established itself as one of the 'best-in-class' borrower-led practices in the country, with 'extremely in-depth knowledge of market precedents and conditions'. The team is regularly number-one in the league tables for deal value and volume, both for leveraged buyouts and corporate M&A. The firm's lawyers also regularly act on stand-alone financings, DIP financings and complex restructurings. Notable highlights include advising Ares Management on the financing of its $750m acquisition of Texas-based oil and gas company Admiral Permian Resources, and advising Bain Capital on the $1.4bn financing for the combination of Superion, TriTech and Aptean to form CentralSquare. Also of note, the group advised Charter Communications on a $12.4bn refinancing deal. Linda Myers heads the debt finance team out of Chicago, which fields 60 partners nationally. Other key individuals include Chicago's Michelle Kilkenney and Christopher Butler, San Francisco-based Christopher Kirkham, and Jay Ptashek in New York. The firm is also increasingly active in the direct lending space, where David Nemecek in Los Angeles and Boston-based Ranesh Ramanathan (former general counsel at Bain Capital Credit) are names to note.

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